RARE/SCARCE BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 19th, 2017.
Short-toed Lark, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 19th, 2017.
Siberian Chiffchaff, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 18th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Firecrest, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Hawfinch, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 15th, 2017.
Hawfinch, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 15th, 2017.
Swainson's Thrush, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 14th, 2017.
Swainson's Thrush, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 14th, 2017.
Spotted Sandpiper, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 5th, 2017.
Video:
Barred Warbler, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 5th, 2017.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 17th November
2015 Rose-coloured Starling, Dublin
2015 Todd's Canada Goose, Sligo
2005 Laughing Gull, Kerry
1995 Greater Yellowlegs, Kerry
1883 Scops Owl, Down
1879 Great Snipe, Cork
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Rose-coloured Starling
Howth Harbour, Dublin. 2015.
Todd's Canada Goose
Lissadell, Sligo. 2015.
7th Irish Record. Race of Canada Goose
Laughing Gull
Sandy Bay, Castlegregory, Kerry. 2005.
Greater Yellowlegs
Tralee Bay, Kerry. 1995.
Scops Owl
Near Belfast, Down. 1883.
Captured. 5th Irish Record. Had been in area for a few days previously
Great Snipe
Near Clonakilty, Cork. 1879.
Shot. 7th Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 17th November:
Slaty-backed Gull, Dumpiai Klaipeda, Lithuania. 17th November, 2008.
Remained until 20th November. The same bird subsequently refound approximately 100 miles away at Riga, Latvia on 13th April 2009 and remained there until the 18th April at least.
Eds. 2008. Western Palearctic News. Birding World 21(11): 455 (inc. picture)
Bermuda Petrel, Ilheu da Vila,?Santa Maria, Azores. 17th November, 2002.
Trapped, aka Cahow. Remained until 21st November 2002 at least. Same individual returned to the same location during November 2003 and durng the night of 12th to 13th December 2006.
Bried, J. 2003. A Bermuda Petrel on the Azores - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 16(1): 22
Lesser Scaup, Roquito del Fraile, Tenerife, Canary Islands. 17th November, 1994.
First confirmed record of a female, 16th WP record overall. Remained until the following February.
Clarke, T. et al. 1995. The Lesser Scaup on the Canary Islands: the first female for the Western Palearctic. Birding World 8(2): 52-55